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WIT Statement

Sustainability Centers

Centers for Sustainability Studies provide centralized scientific data pertaining to health and sustainability issues. The objective of the Centers is to provide continuous education and implementation of corrective programs. The first center was opened in Kiev in 1992 and moved to Lviv in 1996. In 1997 WIT established a major regional center in Beirut, Lebanon which served the Middle East.

In addition to providing information on health and the environment, the Beirut Center offered various services to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including assisting NGOs in the region to link with their counterparts in other parts of the world, especially Africa. The Director of the Middle East Regional Center, Mr. Farouk Manlawi, was the former Spokesman for the United Nations and Chief of the NGO Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information. Mr. Manlawi was well-known to many NGOs worldwide, having served as NGO liaison coordinator with United Nations conferences. Mr. Manlawi invited NGOs who wished to establish links with NGOs in Lebanon and the Middle East in general to utilize the services of the WIT’s Beirut Regional Center.

The Beirut Center established a working relationship with the UN Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) which had returned to Beirut and Secretary-General Kofi Annan officiated at the inauguration of the new ESCWA Headquarters in Beirut. WIT’s publication World Ecology Report was published in Arabic and supported by President Hariri.

Since 1995, WIT has been providing and promoting humanitarian relief to areas devastated by environmental degradation. Supplies and equipment have been sent to hospitals and orphanages in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl fallout as well as to the new republics of the former Soviet Union. Both the United States State Department and the Veterans Hospitals in Connecticut have been partners in this program.

To foster the progression of the work we have already begun during our first decade, WIT will continue to broaden its network among non-governmental organizations, in particular our association with the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the UN (CONGO); intergovernmental agencies; governments; and individuals who are seriously committed to improving the ecosystems and the health and welfare of future citizens.

As the world continues to adjust to a global market economy where decisions at all levels rest more on economic and business strategies than on political ones, our challenges for the next decades intensify. It is not only governments who need to augment their understanding of the ramifications to human health of their policies, but most urgently business and industry leaders. WIT recognizes that economic development, the wealth of corporations as well as nations depend primarily on one fundamental ingredient: that is, healthy people who can become productive citizens determining the course for future generations in a healthy planet.

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”

– Albert Einstein.

WIT Virtual Voices

Welcome to WIT Virtual Voices, a series of webinars hosted by the World Information Transfer focusing on the SDGs to promote science-based news on health and environment. This online webinar is free and open to the public.

World Ecology Report​

Published since 1989, the World Ecology Report is a quarterly digest of critical issues in health and environment, produced in four languages and distributed to thousands of citizens throughout the developing & developed world.

WIT Conference

Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions Conference. Since l992, WIT has convened what we believe to be one of the world’s premier forums for the presentation of scientific papers by international experts on the growing clinical evidence supporting the link between degrading environments and diminished human health.

Humanitarian Aid

In conjunction with the K.Kovshevych Foundation, WIT provides humanitarian aid to schools and hospitals and orphanages in areas devastated by environmental degradation. Our shipments have included computer and telephone systems, clothing and toys for children.

WIT Internship Programs

The World Information Transfer internship is held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Our goal is to support students in their pursuit of understanding international governance, global health and environmental issues. Please see the Speaker’s Series to explore how WIT encourages future leaders.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.



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